At the end of the last year, I gave, with a friend, a workshop* aiming to increase consciousness about the challenges that our planet, and us with her, are facing.
One of our participants, a young man from Mongolia, shared with us a very interesting observation. He said that in one hand, in the western society, we are very busy, even obsessed, by the material world. In the other hand, we constantly neglect, even forget, about what is invisible to our eyes.
I am reading an extremely interesting book written by Bruno Latour, a French philosopher. He explores the topic of why it is so difficult for us, for our societies, to shift our mindset about how we consume… our planet. I have to admit that the content of this book is intense and sometimes difficult to completely follow. But he proposes many considerations that fascinate and inspire me. I would like to share one of them with you.
You are probably familiar with the positive effect that a nice and a supportive word can have on you when someone gives you a compliment or recognition for a certain action you did or gives you encouragement in a difficult moment …
Words can make a huge difference on you, on your day and to others.
Have you already experienced that some tasks become, after a while, an obligation, although you started them with pleasure? How does it happen that you can start something full-hearted and end up being stressed and annoyed?
Let’s draw an imaginary line where “obligations and duties” are at one end and “pleasures and accomplishments” to the other end. Our perception moves along this line: when it approaches the “obligations and duties” side, very often repetitions are spoiling our experience.
“My journey with Michelle through the Grinberg Method lasted about a year and a half and was a simply beautiful experience, very strong on an emotional and sensory level. Right from the start, I felt a feeling from the “belly” with Michelle who thanks to her empathy, delicacy and irony has managed to guide me along this path, based on trust, encouragement and even honesty when it was necessary … and sometimes necessary it was😉
During this process I learned to listen more to my body and the signals it gives us. Thanks to the work done through breathing and massage I have learned to know and recognize better the signals and emotions that “inhabit” us inside. I was also able to learn how “little-big” changes in the everyday life, starting from breathing and posture, have a big impact on the management of our emotions and especially of fears. Looking at the fears in the face, being able to recognize them was one of the most beautiful and difficult parts during the work done with Michelle. Thanks also to the homework between one session and another, I had the opportunity to confront precisely my fears or the “uncomfortable things” of my life.
One last thing I will never forget about my sessions, is the energy that circulated in the body after working on it … being able to literally perceive the flow of energy under the first layer of skin from head to toes as a continuous vibration was really exciting and liberating!” Laura
“When I came to Michelle I was blocked with fear and was struggling to take the next steps in my life. The bodywork sessions did not only help me to handle my present fear, but gave me a tool for the future. What makes working with Michelle such a pleasure is that she is not only a great professional, but an authentic person with empathy and intuition. I am grateful for the sessions I had with her.” I.K.